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AI Experiment - The Bandits are back for FM09

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Lmfao. There is something about counting chickens here :D

Hehe, never mind! Those predicting an England loss on penalties were spot on again (pun intended) ;)

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In life only three things are certain.

Death

Taxes

and England losing on penalties.

:D

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Disgraceful to see England lose on penners, I was hoping for big things from Left Mid 2 in the final.

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Right, sad as it is to see England knocked out on penalties, it does show just how realistic this game can be. Anyone fancy jumping on the Netherlands fan bus?

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Come to think of it, substitute Netherlands for France, and we have the same semi final lineup as 2006.

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Come to think of it, substitute Netherlands for France, and we have the same semi final lineup as 2006.

So apart from the difference, it the same?

And if Uncle had breasts he'd be my auntie :p

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What is Rob Green playing for England ? :D

Netherlands to win the world cup :thup:

KUTGW kip

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Amazing to see Veloso miss. He anchored my midfield for over a decade and was nothing but brilliant.

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winner of germany v netherlands. England may not be able to lose in the final but by implication it would be either one of those 2 baring QF shocks which they weren't.

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Final:

15. Italy v Netherlands

Italy for two in a row then :eek:

I am indeed 'counting my chickens' :cool:

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World Cup 2010 – Semi Final

Remaining starlets:

Centre Back 2 (Netherlands)

Remaining idiots

None

Remaining world stars

Ronaldo (Portugal)

Italy v Portugal

A tight semi final saw two defences playing particularly well, and both sides losing their goal threats. Portugal lost Djalo, hero of the England game, to injury in the first half, and once the scoreless match had gone to extra time, Italy lost Quagliarella to a knock and Cassano to a second yellow card.

It was inevitable that it would go to penalties, and Portugal again got an early advantage when Pirlo's kick was saved. No more were missed until Antunes saw Portugal's fourth kick saved, levelling the shoot out. Buffon then pulled off further heroics, saving Almeida's final penalty, giving Perrotta a chance to send the holders through. He scored, and Italy were in the final again.

Netherlands v Germany

Germany got off to a flyer, Behrendt scoring inside two minutes, and for all Holland's efforts, they were unable to break them down. Germany sat on their single goal lead, happy to see the game out, and did so successfully.

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Just as a quick aside, I wanted to say thanks for all your continual interest in these experiments, it is giving me great satisfaction (and drive to continue) to see lengthy conversations every time I pop back in. The first few days of this thread were incredible - a couple of hundred posts before an update even came along.

It is much appreciated, and if you have any ideas/requests then feel free to say - without an interested audience an experiment like this falls flat within a few weeks.

Cheers :)

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No problem kip.

Third place playoff:

Netherlands vs Portugal. Battle of Nurnburg again?

Final:

Germany vs Italy

Tough call. :o

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Kip, great updates! When you get a minute (if you get a minute), could you perhaps edit the original post to link directly to the World Cup updates?

Bring on the close season update!

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I satnd by my Italy prediction, and without Cassano I think they might actually play better (I've never rated him)

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I think Germany will win (Just to be different). It's my first post in this thread so i'm gonna take this time to say a massive thankyou to Kipfizh for getting me back into Football Manager and reading. lol. youve done a superb job. Bring on next season

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Just as a quick aside, I wanted to say thanks for all your continual interest in these experiments, it is giving me great satisfaction (and drive to continue) to see lengthy conversations every time I pop back in. The first few days of this thread were incredible - a couple of hundred posts before an update even came along.

It is much appreciated, and if you have any ideas/requests then feel free to say - without an interested audience an experiment like this falls flat within a few weeks.

Cheers :)

Wonder how many people there are like me just lurking as well, maybe I should start posting, who knows :D

Anyway, I'm going to go for a 1-0 Germany win the final, they seem to like their defence so why not.

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Wonder how many people there are like me just lurking as well, maybe I should start posting, who knows :D

Anyway, I'm going to go for a 1-0 Germany win the final, they seem to like their defence so why not.

There must be loads lurking. Just a quick comparison, "JoseRR's FM09 Big Euro Nation Challenge!" has 3,000 replies and 25,000 views. This thread has had just 671 posts but 24,000 views!

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Germans to romp it 4-1.

Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber alles. :)

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To be honest, I just can't wait for this World Cup to be over so we can get some Bandits action.

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Germany, at least that way something about my prediction of england losing in the final will be right as I'd have the correct half of the draw providing the winner/loser. Tenuous I know but I'll be amazed if I ever get a prediction right, including that one (if that makes sense) so even something so minor is a triumph. besides logically the odds aren't good for back to back italian titles.

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Another lurker here, Loved the first experiment, and this one is lining up to be even better!! I must say I'm following the Sheriffs as they are the underdogs of the two! KUTGW Kip!!

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World Cup 2010 – Final

Remaining starlets:

None

Remaining idiots

None

Remaining world stars

None

Italy v Germany

After Portugal beat Holland 2-0 to claim third, it was time for the final, pitting holders Italy against the Germans with the disguised names. No world star or former Bandit or Sheriff would be involved. A surprisingly open affair saw both goalkeepers tested before half time, but at the break the match was still scoreless.

Early in the second half, Aquilani put Italy in front, and from that moment on they took charge. Only the German keeper stopped the match becoming a rout, but with Germany unable to find an equaliser, Italy retained the World Cup.

More good news was to follow for the champions, with the announcement that they would host the 2018 competition.

Freddy Adu picked up the Golden Boot with four goals, and he was also the tournament's best player.

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I suppose I'm also another lurker,I very rarely post but to read something this good, I just have to say like many others that Kip is doing a fantastic job and I'm loving this version's experiment as much as I did with the last one even though I only found that at xmas time but I' am glad I have managed to catch this one from the very beginning.

Gutted England got knocked out penalties but not surprised but I'm hoping for Italy to win the world cup now.

KUTGW Kip

At the time I posted this I didn't see that kip had posted the result pretty much the same time I posted, lol

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Not bad from ex-Bandits after only 2 years, 2012 should be cracking!

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Great read - Just read the whole 7-pager today...whilst at work :)

Keep it up Kipfizh...

Question - Did you turn off the fake German players or is the whole squad full of greyed out players?

It also seems as though playing with full detail is essential. I am playing in a game where top clubs are not spotting young talent early but your game it does seem to be happening...Will be interesting to see as the game progresses.

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Great read - Just read the whole 7-pager today...whilst at work :)

Keep it up Kipfizh...

Question - Did you turn off the fake German players or is the whole squad full of greyed out players?

It also seems as though playing with full detail is essential. I am playing in a game where top clubs are not spotting young talent early but your game it does seem to be happening...Will be interesting to see as the game progresses.

there is a licensing issue with the german national side. Its the same on fifa

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there is a licensing issue with the german national side. Its the same on fifa

There is a way around it.

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Fantastic World cup Kip. Heres hoping that in the years to come, Scotland rise to be world champions just like they did in the last experiment.

Onwards now to the next season. Bandits to win the league!!!

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I'm glad Italy won it, it just wouldn't be the same with a bunch of nameless Germans.

I wonder, does the German squad in time get real players, once the current ones retire? Will "regular" regens take charge, or are we destined to keep watching The Grey 11 feature in cup final after cup final after cup final?

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There must be loads lurking. Just a quick comparison, "JoseRR's FM09 Big Euro Nation Challenge!" has 3,000 replies and 25,000 views. This thread has had just 671 posts but 24,000 views!

Well yeah, but 7000 of those 24000 are the same half dozen people refreshing like crazy every 5 minutes :)

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There is a way around it.

Would that work even after he started a game or does it need to be done at the very beginning?

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well the result would be the reverse of my prediction wouldn't it? as for the Germans they do end up using regens. I have a german in my squad in 2017 who's an international for a few seasons so certainly since 2014/15ish. And as for the comparision with JoseRR's challenge its not the same thing. Those threads have regular updates from many people to keep discussion flowing while despite occasionally raising subjects amongst ourselves the bulk of discussion here is dependant on the latest updates from one (very busy) person. and as was pointed out earlier individual people are more inclined to check here more often in case of news.

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Ahh, turned out I was wrong to back Holland. I can't remember, do Germany have a grey team? Fantastic thread Kip, KUTGW!

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WOOOO italy!

hope they can make it 3 in a row with the next world cup :)

KUTGW kip

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Fantastic World Cup report Kip :)

And can I point out that I was the only one to predict Italy as early as the second round :cool:

Anyway enough boasting, KUTGW Kip :thup:

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An interesting World Cup, and good to see Germany losing.

The next World Cup will be a lot more interesting as all of the starlets should feature by then.

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